Cruz donates gloves to Hall of Fame

BY foxsports • October 11, 2011

A day after hitting the first ever walk-off grand slam in a postseason, Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz on Tuesday donated his batting gloves to the National Baseball Hall of Fame to commemorate the historic feat, reported.

With Game 2 of the American League Championship Series tied at 3-3 in the 11th inning against Detroit, Cruz delivered the homer to give the Rangers a 7-3 win and a 2-0 overall lead.

Cruz also became the first player to homer in three consecutive league championship games since Alex Rodriguez did it for New York in 2009, FOX Sports Southwest reported.

He is averaging a home run every 9.11 at-bats in the playoffs. The only players with at least 75 postseason at-bats to have a better ratio than that are Carlos Beltran (7.45), Babe Ruth (8.60) and Troy Glaus (8.67).

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